LONDON, February 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Financial sector is looking up on the back of the recent stimulus incentive related comment made by the FED chief Ben Bernanke. Broader market indices are in a bullish mode as The Dow Jones closed 1.26% higher at 14,075.37, the S&P 500 closed 1.27% higher at 1,515.99, and the NASDAQ closed 1.04% higher at 3,162.26. We took a look at the financial services industry including major companies like MetLife Inc. (NYSE: MET), Prudential Financial Inc. (NYSE: PRU), Manulife Financial Corporation (NYSE: MFC), Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE: AGO) and Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE: ORI). StockCall's free coverage on MET, PRU, MFC, AGO and ORI is available upon registration at
MetLife traded in the range of $34.81 and $35.73 in its latest trading session and ended the day at $35.70, up 2.41 percent. The stock's 52 weeks range stands at $27.60 and $39.55. The company lost 5.46 percent of its value in the past 12 months, while it gained 8.38 percent so far this year. MetLife is in a bullish mode and may find its first support level at $34.99. It is trading below its 20-day moving average of $36.64. The stock traded 7.06 million shares in its latest trading session. Download the free technical research on MET by signing up at
Shares of Prudential Financial ended its previous trading session 2.23 percent up at $55.86. The stock gained more than 4 percent this year, in comparison to the 6.3 percent gain shown by S&P Index. The stock has support at around $55.49 at the moment. Despite its upward movement, Prudential is still trading below its 20-day moving average price of $57.02 and 50-day moving average price of $56.25. The stock traded 3.10 million shares in its latest trading session. Register now and get access to the free analysis on PRU at
Manulife's stock is in a bullish mode and is trading above its 20-day SMA of $14.80. It ended its latest trading session 2.27 percent higher at $14.85 and it oscillated in the range of $14.46 and $14.85 during the session. The stock trades at Price/Earnings ratio of 18.56. Manulife Financial is expected to face its first resistance level at $15.40. Sign up and read the complimentary report on MFC at
Assured Guaranty stock closed at $18.44, 0.60 percent up. The stock traded in the range of $18.13 and $18.46 during the session and is currently trading above its 20-day moving average price of $18.43. Assured Guaranty gained 29 percent so far this year. Its beta is 2.52 and the stock is in a bullish phase and its first resistance level is at $18.47. On the downside, its first support is at $17.55. Upon breaching this level, its second support level is at $16.95. The free report on AGO can be downloaded by signing up now at
Old Republic International is up 12 percent for the year. It has gained 11.8 percent in the past 52 weeks. The stock closed 1.19 percent up at $11.94 on volume of 2.81 million shares. Its average trading volume stands at 1.68 million shares. The company's shares currently face resistance at around $12.23. The stock has support at $11.77. It is currently trading above its 20-day and 50-day moving averages, which is a bullish signal. Free report on ORI can be accessed by registering at
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